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TomTom may exit the wearables market following poor sales

TomTom may exit the wearables market following poor sales

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Wareable has learned that TomTom could soon exit the wearables market following poor sales of its products, and several key staff walking out the door. The company has also allegedly halted plans for a new Bandit 2 action camera, because of lack of demand.... >>

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

Intel pulls out of wearables, smartwatch and fitness tracker plans ditched

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Intel was full of beans when it acquired wearables company Basis a few years ago, even telling Pocket-lint that the Basis Peak smartwatch "worked the best" and development on new products would continue apace.However, it has now decided to shut down... >>

Fitbit GPS smartwatch rumours: Everything we know so far about Project Higgs

Fitbit GPS smartwatch rumours: Everything we know so far about Project Higgs

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Fitbit is well known in the activity tracking field but it has yet to fully take the leap into the smartwatch world. The Fitbit Blaze was an attempt at bridging the gap between fitness tracker and smartwatch but it isn't an Apple Watch or Android Wear... >>

IFA 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest consumer electronics show

IFA 2017: What to expect from Europe's largest consumer electronics show

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IFA, Internationale Funkausstellung, now holds one of the most significant spots on the calendar for international launches and product showcases.The show started in 1924 as a radio show and now, hosted in Messe Berlin, it's one of the world's largest... >>

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best UK fitness tracker and smartwatch deals

Amazon Prime Day 2017: Best UK fitness tracker and smartwatch deals

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Amazon Prime Day 2017 is here and it's chock-full of great products at ridiculously low prices. Whether you're into fashion, art or tech, there's something for everyone. One arena that's seen a host of generous price-slashing is the fitness tracker segment.... >>

Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit
4.0 stars

Huawei Watch 2 Sport review: New tricks and 4G's a hit

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The second-gen Huawei smartwatch, the aptly named Watch 2, arrives as part of the Android Wear 2.0 brigade and, therefore, with more features than its predecessor. The Watch 2 is also available in two finishes: Sport, as reviewed here, for the sportier... >>

Nokia introduces new connected health products following Withings takeover

Nokia introduces new connected health products following Withings takeover

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Following the news that Finnish smartphone company Nokia had taken over the health product company Withings at the beginning of 2017, the first new products with Nokia branding have now been released. Nokia fitness trackers coming 2017 as Withings brand... >>

Which Fitbit is right for me?

Which Fitbit is right for me?

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Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking market. It's been kicking around for a years, sitting at the top of its class smugly watching as its competitors hope to raise the same brand awareness.Chances are if you are reading this feature, you too... >>

Getting fit with the Huawei Watch 2: Phone-free fitness, direct from your wrist

Getting fit with the Huawei Watch 2: Phone-free fitness, direct from your wrist

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Whether you're hitting the pavement, working it in the gym or going for a cycle, tracking your exercise sessions allows you to monitor your progressing fitness levels and gives you serious, irrefutable bragging rights over your mates when you break their... >>

Customising the Huawei Watch 2: Straps, colours and faces for perfect personalisation

Customising the Huawei Watch 2: Straps, colours and faces for perfect personalisation

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A smartwatch is a more personal gadget than many of the other devices in your tech arsenal. Getting a smartphone or pair of headphones that fit your unique needs and individual style is key, but a smartwatch like the Huawei Watch 2 takes tech personalisation... >>

How the Huawei P10 Plus and Watch 2 make light work of a busy day

How the Huawei P10 Plus and Watch 2 make light work of a busy day

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A lot happens in any given day. From fitness, to work, to social engagements and entertainment - we rely on our technology to get us through the connected world more than ever before.With the Huawei P10 Plus in pocket and Huawei Watch 2 strapped to wrist... >>

How Android Wear 2.0 puts the Huawei Watch 2 ahead of the competition

How Android Wear 2.0 puts the Huawei Watch 2 ahead of the competition

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The Huawei Watch 2 is one of the first smartwatches to run Google's Android Wear 2.0 software direct from the box. This gives the watch a distinct edge over the competition, offering a mass of features many of its rivals don't have.These are meaningful... >>

The best TomTom Sports devices: Spark, Touch, Golfer and Adventurer compared

The best TomTom Sports devices: Spark, Touch, Golfer and Adventurer compared

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TomTom has turned its expertise in GPS tracking in a new direction, splitting out into a full range of sports devices for all occasions, whether that's tracking your steps, your round on the golf course or your daily training.TomTom sports watches offer... >>

Who needs a phone with the Huawei Watch 2?

Who needs a phone with the Huawei Watch 2?

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We all love our smartphones, but it's time to become less reliant on them.No, don't worry, we're not going to start acting like your mum, telling you to put down your phone and go outside every once in a while. But how about switching up your tech addiction... >>

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Charge 2: What's the difference?

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Fitbit has no fewer than eight activity trackers in its portfolio, following the recent addition of the Alta HR. As you might guess from its name, the new device adds heart rate monitoring to last year's slim and stylish Alta tracker, meaning it starts... >>

Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak

Fitbit's GPS smartwatch 'Project Higgs' fully revealed in photo leak

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Fitbit is working on its first official GPS smartwatch - and it looks a lot like an existing Fitbit watch.Fitbit, which dominates the activity tracker space and has been buying up smaller smartwatch firms in recent years, currently sells one connected... >>

Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139

Acer Leap Ware fitness watch offers plenty of features and sensors for a reasonable €139

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Acer has announced a smart fitness watch that is packed with tracking sensors yet looks more like a standard wristwatch.The Acer Leap Ware has a circular 1.6-inch screen covered in Corning Gorilla Glass SR+. It is also IPX7 water resistant, which will... >>

Fitbit Alta HR review: The best everyday fitness tracker?
4.5 stars

Fitbit Alta HR review: The best everyday fitness tracker?

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The Fitbit Alta HR brings heart-rate tracking to its slim and stylish fitness tracker, the Alta. The earlier device was fabulous for basic tracking but it missed out on a couple of features, stopping it achieving excellence.The HR, however, aims to... >>

Withings Activite Steel HR review: Nokia has its finger on the pulse
4.0 stars

Withings Activite Steel HR review: Nokia has its finger on the pulse

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The Withings Activité Steel HR is the first device from the company since it was taken over by Nokia. It joins the plethora of beautifully designed devices, from the original Swiss-Made Activité to the Activité Steel, but it adds heart-rate tracking... >>

Garmin Vivoactive HR review: Multi-sports master, just not much of a looker
4.0 stars

Garmin Vivoactive HR review: Multi-sports master, just not much of a looker

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If you're a general fitness fan rather than someone with a specialist hobby, deciding which wearable is right for you is tough. What sport do you prioritise? Are your morning runs more important to you than your weekend round of golf, or would you rather... >>

Misfit Flare is another basic fitness tracker, but it's also dirt cheap

Misfit Flare is another basic fitness tracker, but it's also dirt cheap

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Misfit has launched yet another affordable activity tracker.It's called the Misfit Flare, and it sells for $59.99 (about £50). It can track the steps you’ve taken, how far you’ve gone and the calories you’ve burned, and it can track your sleeping.... >>

Garmin Forerunner 935 is do-it-all activity tracker that will get the most out of your training

Garmin Forerunner 935 is do-it-all activity tracker that will get the most out of your training

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Garmin has introduced the Forerunner 935 as a top-of-the-range, do-it-all fitness and activity tracker. It's been designed to be the only companion you need when training for events such as triathlons, as it caters for running, cycling and swimming exercises.... >>

Suunto's first HR sports watch claims to be the most accurate

Suunto's first HR sports watch claims to be the most accurate

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A Finland-based sports watch maker has launched a new device that it claimed delivers "superior accuracy".Dubbed the Spartan Sport Wrist HR, the watch, which is made by Suunto, features a patented biometric measurement technology. Valencell, the US biometric... >>

Garmin Vivomove review: As good-looking as activity trackers get
4.0 stars

Garmin Vivomove review: As good-looking as activity trackers get

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Activity trackers don't have to be bland slabs of plastic and rubber that scream "look at me". A number of analogue smartwatches have dropped over the past couple of years, pairing timeless, classic designs with all the steps and run-tracking credentials... >>

TomTom Adventurer review: Great for the great outdoors
4.0 stars

TomTom Adventurer review: Great for the great outdoors

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The TomTom Adventurer takes the company's existing sports watch line-up - as familiar in the Runner or Spark - with the added twist of a barometer for additional outdoor activity tracking abilities.TomTom is clearly looking to cement its place in sport... >>

Garmin Vivosmart 3 shows up in pictures, there's life in fitness trackers yet

Garmin Vivosmart 3 shows up in pictures, there's life in fitness trackers yet

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Garmin is planning to update its Vivosmart fitness tracker, if leaked pictures are anything to go by.Wareable claims to have got its hands on an image showing a Garmin Vivosmart 3 in three different poses. And as one of them shows the name on the rear,... >>

Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?

Fitbit Alta HR vs Alta vs Flex 2: What's the difference?

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Fitbit has announced the Alta HR, adding to its already strong line-up of activity trackers. The new device sits into the company's "Everyday" category, alongside the original Alta and the Flex 2.If you want to know which Fitbit is right for you, our... >>

Fitbit announces Alta HR for heart rate tracking in slim, stylish package

Fitbit announces Alta HR for heart rate tracking in slim, stylish package

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Fitbit has announced the Alta HR, bringing heart rate monitoring to last year's slim and stylish Alta fitness tracker.The new device introduces a slimmer and more compact version of the PurePulse technology found on the company's larger devices, such... >>

Nokia fitness trackers coming summer 2017 as Withings brand is replaced

Nokia fitness trackers coming summer 2017 as Withings brand is replaced

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Withings' fitness and health tech will be released under the Nokia brand from now on.Nokia bought the French technology firm last year and while it will continue to release fitness trackers and other health products, it will adopt the Finnish parent's... >>

Huawei Watch 2 official: Classic and Sport add Android Wear 2, GPS and fitness focus

Huawei Watch 2 official: Classic and Sport add Android Wear 2, GPS and fitness focus

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The original Huawei Watch looked like the real deal, but to wear we found it big, clunky and - despite its glitzy image - it just didn’t feel right.Enter the Huawei Watch 2 - in Classic and Sport forms - and the approach is a little different. There’s... >>

Samsung Gear Fit 2 review: Fit Up, Look Sharp
4.0 stars

Samsung Gear Fit 2 review: Fit Up, Look Sharp

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Between the Gear S3 Frontier and the Gear IconX smart headphones Samsung already has a healthy collection of wearable tech to hand. The Samsung Gear Fit 2, however, is something different. Not just from what Samsung has on offer, but different from the... >>

Adidas miCoach merges with Runtastic's app, no longer accepting memberships

Adidas miCoach merges with Runtastic's app, no longer accepting memberships

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Sports giant Adidas bought mobile fitness startup Runtastic in August 2015 in a deal worth a reported $220 million (£153 million). At the time, Runtastic said nothing would happen to its own app and services. Today, that promise has been confirmed as... >>

Standalone Strava app rolls out for Android Wear 2.0

Standalone Strava app rolls out for Android Wear 2.0

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We've known a standalone Strava app would be coming with the introduction of Android Wear 2.0 and now the fitness tracking company has announced it is now available to download. The standalone app means users will be able to track distance, time, pace,... >>

Android Wear 2.0: What's new in the major software update for watches?

Android Wear 2.0: What's new in the major software update for watches?

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Android Wear 2.0 has been formally and officially launched, with Google pulling the covers off the new smartwatch software along with two new devices built in partnership with LG - the LG Watch Sport and the LG Watch Style. Android Wear 2.0 has been... >>

TomTom Touch Cardio is an entry-level fitness tracker that covers the basics

TomTom Touch Cardio is an entry-level fitness tracker that covers the basics

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TomTom Sports has announced its second fitness wearable, the Touch Cardio, it joins the TomTom Touch with Body Composition. This new model has been designed and priced to make it more accessible to more people and to encourage healthy lifestyles.  TomTom... >>

Polar M200 review: A running all-rounder that’s nice to your wallet
3.5 stars

Polar M200 review: A running all-rounder that’s nice to your wallet

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It used to be that the only wearable tech you could pick up for around the £100 marker was a barebones step tracker. Prices have tumbled though. Those steps counters are now available for less than £30, and dedicated running watches, such as the new... >>

Garmin Forerunner 35 review: An affordable, effective running watch
4.0 stars

Garmin Forerunner 35 review: An affordable, effective running watch

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We've almost reached the point where not owning a fitness tracker is as taboo as loudly answering your phone in a train's quiet carriage or breaking out a selfie stick, well, anywhere. Without even a barebones bit of wrist tech, how else can you compare... >>

Apple Watch Nike+ review: Great smartwatch, just not a perfect runner's watch
4.0 stars

Apple Watch Nike+ review: Great smartwatch, just not a perfect runner's watch

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We can all agree that the Apple Watch is one of the best smartwatches out there. Its user interface is slicker than many rivals, it works seamlessly and exclusively with the iPhone and comes wrapped in high-quality, understated hardware. The Nike+ edition... >>

HTC Halfbeak Under Armour smartwatch: What's the story?

HTC Halfbeak Under Armour smartwatch: What's the story?

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The HTC smartwatch has been often rumoured, but has failed to appear, with dates in 2015 and 2016 slipping by, with HTC staying out of the smartwatch arena.HTC does have some wearable devices however, first showing off the HTC Grip, a sports device that... >>

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

Fitbit tips and tricks: Get more from your Alta, Flex, Charge, Blaze and Surge trackers

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Fitbit brings one of the best fitness platforms out there when it comes to presenting how much, or how little you move in an easy-to-understand format. It delivers the data but it does so in a simple and user-friendly way so you aren't swamped with too... >>

Huawei Fit review: A fitness watch you’ll want to run away from
2.5 stars

Huawei Fit review: A fitness watch you’ll want to run away from

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If, like many, you're thinking along the lines of "new year, new you" then a decent fitness tracker such as the Huawei Fit is probably atop your 2017 gadget wish list.Getting the right one can be the difference between hitting that 10k personal best,... >>

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

Best of CES 2017 - Smartwatches and fitness trackers: Casio, New Balance, Garmin and more

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Smartwatches and fitness trackers have yet again had a noticeable presence at CES 2017. We haven't seen as many devices as previous years, but there have been a number of announcements within the smartwatch and fitness tracking fields worthy of attention.From new... >>

Timex IQ+ Move preview: Mensa about motion

Timex IQ+ Move preview: Mensa about motion

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When it comes to fitness trackers there are shed loads on the market. A bunch of them are plasticky wrist-worn bands that, well, don't look all that. Not so the Timex IQ+ Move: this is one elegant looking proper watch.The concept is simple: take a well-made,... >>

Polar Team Pro Shirt preview: A heart-rate tracking shirt for serious athletes only

Polar Team Pro Shirt preview: A heart-rate tracking shirt for serious athletes only

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Polar is at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas showing off its first foray into the smart apparel market.The company, which is known for its fitness trackers and heart-rate sensors, is basically taking wearables to a whole new level. It's... >>

Slip into bed with Tom Brady, thanks to Under Armour's new sports recovery pajamas

Slip into bed with Tom Brady, thanks to Under Armour's new sports recovery pajamas

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Never one to be caught napping, Under Armour is turning its attention to sleep and recovery, an important part of any athlete's training schedule.Announced at CES 2017, the new Under Armour Athlete Recovery Sleepwear contain a bit of Tom Brady's input... >>

Polar fitness watches and GoPro cameras will now play nicely together

Polar fitness watches and GoPro cameras will now play nicely together

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Polar has already announced a wearable vest with heart rate monitoring and GPS tracking built in to it, but that's not the only big announcement the company has for CES 2017.  CES 2017: What is it and what to expect Polar's other big announcement is... >>

Misfit Vapor smartwatch brings heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS and waterproofing

Misfit Vapor smartwatch brings heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS and waterproofing

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Misfit has announced Vapor, its first touchscreen smartwatch, at CES 2017. The wearable is the company's most advanced yet, offering standard fitness and sleep tracking, along with optical heart rate monitoring, built-in GPS and standalone music functionality.As... >>

Garmin Fenix 5 brings fitness finesse in smaller sizes

Garmin Fenix 5 brings fitness finesse in smaller sizes

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Garmin has unveiled a new range of three Fenix smartwatches. For the first time, the Fenix 5 series offers three unique styles and sizes without compromising on the tech and capabilities. The Fenix 5 has a 47mm case, but a new design that makes it more... >>

Polar gives a new meaning to wearables with Team Pro Shirt

Polar gives a new meaning to wearables with Team Pro Shirt

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Fitness tracking expert Polar has used CES 2017 to unveil a new kind of wearable in the Team Pro Shirt. The Team Pro Shirt is, as the name suggests, a piece of clothing but has a heart rate monitor embedded into the fabric by way of two thin heart rate... >>

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

The Pocket-lint guide to smartwatch etiquette

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We're entering a brave new world. A world where you're not (just) covertly alerted by the buzzing in your pocket, but overtly, visually and audibly by the device on your wrist.The shifting sands of technology bring sweeping changes in social behavior.... >>